Stocksbridge PS 1 Glossop North End 2
Photos: Ian Revitt
Steels started the new year ear with a home game against Glossop North End who were making their first ever visit to the Look local Stadium.
Manager Chris Hilton had a few selection problems to deal with winger Lewis Whitham was out through suspension, Luke Manghan and Danny Frost were ill, midfielder Kurtis Turner failed a fitness test before the start of the game and Michael Trench was still on holiday.
Steels came under pressure from the start with Lee Wilshaw and Bevan Burey working well down the right, they set up a shot for Luke Merrill but only a fabulous save from Jacob Carney stopped the visitors going ahead.
Then on 11 minutes, pretty much against the run of play, a fabulous strike from Josh nodder after Latham fumbled a cross gave Steels an early lead.
Glossop began to get back into the game with chances from Mohammed Shariff and Luke Merrill but he was Stocksbridge who should have gone 2-0l up after a long range shot from Kane Swinburn rebounded off goalkeeper Dale Latham and striker Scott Ruthven hit the bar from no more than 3 yards.
Ruthven and Swinburn combined again a few minutes later and a neat little cross was volleyed high and wide buy Ruthven.
On 37 minutes the visitors drew level Jeremy Seosolo doing well down the Steels left pulled the ball back for Mohamed Sheriff to shoot past Carney. Just before the break Swinburn produced a good save from Latham low to his left.
So one each at half time, it was probably fair but Steels should have been three one up.
The second half was a bit of a drab affair driver Porya Ahmady came close for the visitors, but it was substitute Braulio Maeico that put Glossop into the lead combining well with Seosolo to give Carney no chance.
A disappointing start to a New Year from Stocksbridge who now travel to Sheffield FC on Saturday 4th January Kick off at 3.00pm